Favorite & FREE Back-to-School Fonts!

Jul
21
5
favorite & free back-to-school fonts | simplykierste.com

Hello, my name is Kierste, and I'm a total fontaholic.  I LOVE finding and using different fonts in all my projects, and while I have purchased several fonts I adore, I'm always on the hunt for FREE and FABULOUS fonts.  Of course I want to pass on my finds to you, and with the start of school quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share my most favorite and free Back-to-School fonts! Aren't they delicious?  YUM!! And yes, I'm describing fonts as if I could eat them, because that's how much I love them! Use these darling fonts to create fun gift tags, jazz up school projects, and more! You can even just stare at them a little, like I do.  ☺ Once you download these fonts, you can … [Read more...]



Picture ABC Books

Jul
14
6
picture abc books | simplykierste.com

One of my absolute favorite things to make for my kids is Picture ABC Books. I make them each their very own book, and it is most definitely a treasured possession. In their book, each letter of the alphabet is represented by a picture of them or someone in our family, so it's not a only a great way to reinforce the ABC's, but  also an adorable little mini memory book.  This month is my twin boys' birthday, and it's their turn for this very special gift! My kids LOVE to see themselves in pictures. We snuggle up on the couch or in their bed at night, and it doesn't matter how many times they've seen the pictures, they always ask me a million questions---what, why, where.  It's a piece of … [Read more...]



Older than Dirt: Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Jun
19
35
Older than Dirt | Celebrating Milestone Birthdays |simplykierste.com

After five years of blogging, I have a lot of posts from years past that I want to pull out of the archives and brush the dust off!  Through the summer I'm going "vintage", and sharing some of my favorites from the past!  This was originally posted three years ago, and I love it still! ----- Tonight we went to a surprise party for one of our closest friend's 40th birthday, and it was just SO fun. He was totally surprised, and his wife did a fabulous job planning and executing it. We laughed and laughed, ate a ton of yummy food, and did A LOT of teasing. You can't have a milestone birthday without some ribbing, and in that spirit, I created this fun gift jar...Older than … [Read more...]



Polka Dot and Striped Flag

Jun
10
15
Polka Dot & Striped Flag | simplykierste.com

It's the 10th of June which means another fabulous themed roundup from this talented bunch of bloggers! This month's theme is POLKA DOTS, one of my favorite things. I loved the Striped & Polka Dot Pumpkins I made last fall so much, I just knew I had to make a flag version!   This is seriously the easiest project, plus it's super cute, and inexpensive! If you're looking for an easy way to add to your patriotic decor, this is it!   Here's how you can make your own! {SUPPLIES} -4x4 wood post, cut into three 6 inch pieces -red, white and blue spray paint -vinyl dots or round stickers (mine are 1 inch) -frog tape or painters tape -medium grit sandpaper or power … [Read more...]



Silhouette Washi Sheets & Specialty Media Promo!!

May
22
1
Silhouette Washi Sheets | simplykierste.com

This post is sponsored by Silhouette.  All opinions are 100% mine. ----- I so love pretty packaging ---to add ribbon, bows, tags, twine, and other embellishments to fancy up gifts and cards. I also love quick and simple, so when I find awesome products that help me accomplish all of these things, I am thrilled.  I've recently discovered Silhouette Washi Sheets, and I ADORE them! Washi Sheets???  Oh, yes!  Have you ever wished that washi tape was wider?  Or bigger?  It is now!!!  Now you can cut it into shapes or text on your Silhouette, and use it in a million ways--cards. crafts. home decor, and more!  It's super easy to work with, and I love these simple additions on the card and jar … [Read more...]



EASY MASON JAR SPICE CONTAINERS

Mar
19
4
Mason Jar Spice Containers | simplykierste.com

Oh, how I love an organized drawer!!  My spice drawer has been making me crazy lately.  They were all in there neatly on their sides, but the different sizes and round shape made everything roll around and cause chaos.  ☺ I decided that this week was time for a long and overdue makeover, and of course I turned to one of my favorite things to help me out...mason jars!  They are the perfect size to fit in the drawer, and with the cute labels on top, it's super easy to find which spice I'm looking for. I love these Mason Jar Spice Containers! Isn't that lovely?  It seriously makes my heart flutter. I used 4 oz. quilted jelly jars , so they would fit in my drawer. I also love the … [Read more...]



DRAB TO FAB PLAY KITCHEN TABLE

Mar
17
8
Play Kitchen Table...From Drab to Fab | simplykierste.com

A couple of years ago I was looking for a cute little play kitchen table in our playroom, and realized that I had just the thing...an old end table that we weren't using anymore was just sitting gathering dust, and needed to be put to good use.  So, I sprayed it white, and called it good.  Fast forward those couple of years, and this poor table had been through the wringer.  It desperately needed a fresh coat of paint, and a little pep put back into it. I'm also finally starting to decorate the playroom, so this would be one of the first projects to get me up and running.  I LOVE how it turned out! The top of the table had a groove around the edges, creating a big square directly in the … [Read more...]



35% OFF SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SOFTWARE

Mar
11
0
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software | simplykierste.com

I get asked quite often about my favorite Silhouette products, and what I most would most recommend to buy when getting a new Silhouette, or adding to a current collection. Every single time I've answered that my number one recommendation is the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software--hands down.  I have a lot of products that I love, but this particular one makes all of those products, and every project I do easier--and opens up the door to so many more possibilities.  I LOVE it, and I have since I first started using it a couple of years ago. Starting today, and running through the 19th or March,  both the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition and Silhouette Connect™ will be 35% … [Read more...]



Easy DIY Ruler Growth Chart {Perfect for SUPER SATURDAY}

Mar
06
16
DIY Ruler Growth Chart | simplykierste.com

I'm in charge of the Super Saturday at our church this year, which is a big group of ladies getting together to make really fun crafts and projects. It's so fun for me, because it's two of my passions together---creating and talking.  ☺  One of the things I wanted to do this year was make a Ruler Growth Chart. LOVE them!! I've planned many of these, and when it comes to choosing projects for Super Saturday or any craft group, there are several things that I always consider: 1.  It can be totally completed in the time frame we have (what's worse than going home with unfinished projects that are just going to sit in your closet???) 2.  It's appropriate for all skill levels.  Not that … [Read more...]



{february silhouette promo & CAMEO GIVEAWAY!!!!}

Feb
06
3
silhouette cameo giveaway | simplykierste.com

I LOVE a good giveaway, and since my Silhouette Cameo is one of my favorite things, it's always so exciting to be able to give one away!  So...hang tight, there will be more info at the bottom of the post, where you can enter to WIN!!! This month's Silhouette promo is one of my favorites...it's featuring The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, which is AMAZING.  It has so many extras compared to the basic software that comes with your machine, but one of the most exciting features is being able to open SVG files directly, import your own designs to the Silhouette library, and cut them! That opens up so many possibilities! Here is a side-by-side comparison of the basic and … [Read more...]